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Musa okays ACL foes



Kano Pillars’ defensive midfielder, Mustapha Musa has said there is no cause for alarm over their Caf Champions League preliminary round opponents, Olympique de Bangui of Central African Republic.

Caf handed the Nigerian champions the Central African Republic challenge at the draws held in Cairo, Egypt.

The Pyramid City will start the title campaign at home on the weekend of February 15 and 17 while the reverse fixture holds in fortnight.

Musa said his side are adequately prepared for the challenge irrespective of who the foes are.

“We don’t know anything about the Central African side. We’re only concentrating on our preparation schedule.

“It's not Pillars’ tradition to worry their head over who their opponents are, rather to aim at knowing them on the field of play.

“Of course, we know there are no minnows any longer in football. We assume they are a good side to qualify to represent their country in the Champions League, so we’ll accord them due respect. We won’t underrate them but go ahead to play our traditional game.

“We play to win in Pillars, we’ll give them a good fight, win convincingly to ease the hurdle of the return leg.

“Our target is to repeat the feat done by Enyimba in 2003 and 2004, we want to give Nigeria their third Caf Champions League title.

“We have good recruitment this time and everyone of us has vowed to give his best to Pillars and it's aspiration to win laurels in the coming season,” he said to supersport.com.

Musa said his side's participation in the four-team invitational tournament in Niger as well as the eight-team pre-season tourney in Kaduna have helped the side immensely in their preparations for the continental assault.

“Pillars won’t be hampered by the delay in the start of the league in their African campaign, because we’ve been very busy with several warm-up matches. I think we’re ready to go,” he said.



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